Dr. Zachary Beecroft was born in northwestern Iowa and grew up near Madison, South Dakota with his parents and younger brother. After graduating from Madison High School, he completed a Bachelor of Arts Chemistry Degree, with honors, from Augustana College (1999) in Sioux Falls, SD. Then, he lived and worked in Yokohama and Tokyo, Japan for 4 years as an English conversation instructor.
Dr. Evan Augustyn is from Lincoln, NE and lived there all the way through high school. After completing high school, Dr. Augustyn went on to attend the University of Nebraska-Kearney (UNK). While at UNK, he was a member of Sigma Phi Epsilon (SigEp) Fraternity where he held positions on the executive and standards board and was granted early alumni status to become a chapter advisor.